LeJ Balochistan chief, two would-be suicide bombers killed in Balochistan operation

Published: May 17, 2018
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Salman Badeni. PHOTO: ISPR

Salman Badeni. PHOTO: ISPR

PHOTO: TWITTER/asadmunir38 Salman Badeni. PHOTO: ISPR

QUETTA: Security forces on Thursday killed the Balochistan chief of proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi during an intelligence-based operation in the Killi Almas area of Balochistan, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

A Pakistan Army officer, Colonel Sohail Abid, was martyred during the operation and four other soldiers were injured during the security operation.

The operation was conducted on intelligence obtained from a high-value terrorist arrested earlier by security forces. Intelligence pointed to the presence of the LeJ chief and presence of suicide bombers at the terrorist hideout.

PHOTO: TWITTER/asadmunir38

PHOTO: TWITTER/asadmunir38

The Army’s media wing added that during the operation three terrorists, including the two suicide bombers, were killed and one was arrested after being injured.

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The provincial head of the terrorist group was identified as Salman Badeni, and security forces claimed he was involved in the killing of over 100 members of the Hazara community. The would-be suicide bombers were identified as Afghani nationals, said ISPR.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed grief over the martyrdom of Colonel Abid and prayed for the departed soul and early recovery of the injured. “Our soldiers have paid the price of freedom with blood and there is no higher sacrifice than it. We as a nation are united than ever against the coward enemy.”

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Martyr laid to rest

The funeral prayers of Pakistan Army Col Abid was held in Rawalpindi today.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa along with senior civil and military officials also were in attendance. He will be laid to rest at Bobari near Bara Kahu with full military honors.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • nomi
    May 17, 2018 - 3:22AM

    Condolences to Col Sohail’s family. He has saved lives of many other innocent Hazara members who were at risk because of this Badeni and other animals. Recommend

  • javed ali
    May 17, 2018 - 3:50AM

    Good job Pakistan Army.Recommend

  • Muhammad Anees
    May 17, 2018 - 9:20AM

    Every terrorist should be punished well whether he is suleman budien or your beloved son kalbhushan…. Recommend

  • MAG
    May 17, 2018 - 1:45PM

    Salute to the Brave Son of Motherland and the Brave Mother who groomed him for such a Noble Cause. Recommend

  • ABDUL GHAFOOR SHAIKH
    May 17, 2018 - 4:00PM

    OUR SECURITY FORCES HAVE GIVEN SACRIFICES WHICH NO OTHER COUNTRY OR ARMY HAS GIVEN.WE SALUTE COL.SOHAIL FOR THE NOBLE CAUSE HE EMBRACED SHAHADAT.Recommend

  • Umar
    May 17, 2018 - 4:04PM

    RIP HERO OFFICER ….WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. …..PAKISTAN ZINDABAD…..PAK ARMY ZINDABAD Recommend

  • Pakistani Baluch
    May 17, 2018 - 4:39PM

    Thank you Co Abid for your sacrifice

    These are Indian backed terrorists. Neutralise them allRecommend

  • Farooq Ahmed
    May 17, 2018 - 7:15PM

    The armed wings of religious and ethnic parties should clearly know that they are destined to be killed like mad dogs, and very soon.Recommend

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